So Belinda Stronach has decided not to run again. Meh. One of the nice things about supporting the NDP was not having to suddenly start singing her praises when she crossed the floor, after spending months smearing her for being a vapid know-nothing. (Liberals, we're looking at you.) That said, I think I actually did praise her for crossing the floor.
The funniest moment came when Stephen Harper slammed Belinda's move as nothing more than "ambition." This from the man who'd tried to be elected Prime Minister and not yet succeeded.
I don't know if Belinda was leadership material or not, but the stars were pretty clearly not in her favour. 2nd-rank MP in Harper's opposition, brief Minister in Martin's brief government, and now 2nd-rank MP in Dion's opposition, it was going to be a long time before Belinda had another shot at the leadership.